“A lovely Christmas stay”A very warm welcome from Steve when we arrived at this lovely cottage on a cold windy evening. ...A very warm welcome from Steve when we arrived at this lovely cottage on a cold windy evening. There were four humans and two dogs staying here for Christmas. Lots of lovely walks, albeit some in a very cold wind. The cottage is so cosy and warm (we actually turned the radiators off at times). We were possibly a little over ambitious in cooking Christmas lunch in a strange kitchen. The cooker was somewhat temperamental and there was a lack of some rather basic equipment - a large jug and a couple of wooden spoons would be good - but hey - it was Christmas and we got there in the end. We did have a bit of trouble with keeping one of our dogs out of the bedrooms because neither of the doors would close - one only closed from the inside as it is warped and the other wouldn't close because the bed was in the way. Still we solved this by putting a fireguard across the stairs. All in all though we really loved it. It was clean and comfortable in a lovely area and we would recommend the whole complex to anyone. Also the local pub does a very good pint.
- Off road parking
- Open fire
- Garden / Patio
- Cot available
- Highchair available
- Pub/shop < 1 mile
- Washing machine
- Broadband / WiFi
Wetton Barns, Chatsworth Estate
Wetton Barns are at the most westerly extent of the Chatsworth Estate, and are situated in the heart of the pretty stone-built village of Wetton, a 40-minute drive from the stately Chatsworth House, in the White Peak countryside. These cottages are situated around a pretty courtyard, with some views of the Derbyshire/Staffordshire countryside. These barns have been beautifully converted from three traditional stone barns into six wonderful cottages, and now provide comfortable and cosy accommodation. Incorporating woodburners to relax in front of after a day of exploration, beams and some vaulted ceilings, the cottages have sympathetically retained some of the character of these beautiful barn conversions. These lovely cottages offer off road parking, pretty shared gardens and a barbecue area for all the properties to enjoy those sunny Peak District evenings. Wetton is ideal for exploring the local countryside areas of the Dove and Manifold valleys, taking advantage of the beautiful walks and cycle trails on offer. Thors Cave is perfect for exploration and offers superb views of the valleys below, while the picture-perfect village of Hartington is just 5 miles away and has a range of shops and eateries. Alton Towers is less than half an hour's drive away from these cottages, making them a great base for the whole family.
A delightful stone-built Chatsworth cottage.
Beautifully refurbished, complete with beams and a warming woodburner, this Chatsworth cottage enjoys a shared garden area and lovely village views.
Note: This cottage can be booked with Refs. 17463, 17464, 17466, 904710 and 904711, together they sleep 30.
Two bedrooms: 1 x double, 1 x twin. Bathroom with bath, shower over, basin and WC. Kitchen with dining area. Sitting room with woodburner.
- Oil central heating with woodburner
- Electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge, washer/dryer, TV with Freeview, DVD, WiFi, selection of books
- Fuel, power and starter pack for woodburner inc. in rent
- Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
- Cot and highchair
- Off road parking for 2 cars
- Shared patio and garden with furniture and BBQ area
- Two well-behaved dogs welcome
- Sorry, no smoking
- Shop 5 miles, pub 1 min walk
- Note: Check-in 4pm, check-out 10am
- Note: Due to the rural location, WiFi can be intermittent.
About the location
Ashbourne 8 miles.
The tranquil, stone-built village of Wetton is ideally situated in an elevated position at the most westerly extent of the Chatsworth estate, above the valleys of Manifold and Dove, in the beautiful White Peak countryside of the Peak District National Park. Located off the beaten track, the village boasts a fine old inn and a 14th century church, with an external staircase to its belfry. The spectacular Thors cave, rising 360ft above the river Manifold with its 60ft entrance, has over the years yielded ancient bones and artefacts dating back to 600 BC, whilst the river itself provides excellent walks and cycling opportunities through wonderful rural scenery. The nearby, charming village of Alstonefield, situated on a limestone plateau 900 feet above sea level, has won the Best Kept Village Award ten times and is home to Hope House Costume Museum and Restoration Workshop as well as the excellent The George pub, enjoyed by visitors from near and far. Follow the Manifold Trail along the route of the old Leek to Manifold Light Railway, or visit the market town of Ashbourne with its narrow cobbled alleys littered with Georgian architecture, fine restaurants and antiques shops. A wonderful location for a relaxing break, at any time of year.
The standard changeover days for this property are Friday and Monday.
If you wish to book from an alternative day, please call us on 01244 356 666.
This property offers the following short breaks:
- Last minute